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your tenacity on benghazi as honest fact finding given, mr. mccain, some of your past history on the subject. >> mccain did not april tend the classified briefing on benghazi yesterday. >> he was having a press conference calling for the select committee complaining about not getting enough information. >> jon: mr. mccain here is the information you requested. not now, can't you see i'm busy demanding the information you have in your hand and are attempting to give to me. and get off my lawn you son of a -- [laughter] senator mccain what the hell is going on here? >> we've had a massive coverup. a coverup. >> of what? >> of the information concerning deaths of four brave americans. the information has not been forthcoming. >> you said there was a lot of confusion. >> do you care david -- >> i'm asking -- i'm asking you do you care whether four americans died? >> jon: what, whoa, whoa, do you care -- whoa, stop this train! what? i say -- [cheers and applause] stopping the train with some kind of device you really don't find on trains. [ laughter ] no! mccain, you can take that
traveling with mr. mccain. doug luzader live with more on this. >> the president's newings immigration plan is raising eyebrows on capitol hill even if the details are a little sketchy. according to a draft linked to usa today the president wants to create a special new visa specifically for illegal immigrants that would allow them to stay in the country while they wait for permanent legal status. even those with criminal records would be welcome so long as they hadn't committed crimes and spent a year in prison. it is a bipartisan plan slowly taking place in capitol hill. >> this raises the question many of us continue to wonder about. does the president really want a result or does he want another to beat up republicans so he can get political ad vantage of the next election. >> the president is simply following through with a promise to have a plan of his own ready to go if congress fails to act. we are gracively supporting. >> the real sticking point for many republicans will come down to border security. the bipartisan plan coming together here is expected to require that the borders b
will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: mr. mccain: i ask unanimous consent that further proceedings under the quorum call be suspended and the chair be singly occupied. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mccain: madam president, i ask unanimous consent to join in a colloquy with my colleague from south carolina. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mccain: madam president, there seems to be a lot of back and forth and misinformation about where virginia yaws senators stand -- various senators stand on the issue of the hagel nomination, and i have a statement that i will give a few minutes about why i am opposed to senator chuck hagel to be secretary of defense. but i think it's important to make a couple of points. one is that the distinguished chairman and i were here back in 1988. in 1988, december 16, john tower was nominated to be secretary of defense. on january 25, 1989, his confirmation hearings began. on february 2, 1989, the committee postponed confirmation vote after allegations were raised. on february 8, the committee vote was delayed again until febr
caul. they want to see the true state of our border security with mexico and travelling with mr. mccain. doug luzader live from washington with more on this, doug. >> reporter: the president's new immigration plan is raising plenty of republican eyebrows on capitol hill. even if some of the details are sketchy according to a draft that was leaked to usa today, the president wants to create a special new visa specifically for illegal immigrants that would allow them to stay in the country as they wait for permanent legal status and even those with criminal records, convicted of crimes and spent nor than a year in prison. and the bipartisan plan is slowly taking shape in capitol hill. >> this raises a question that many of us are continuing to wonder about. does the president really want a result or does he want another cudgel to beat up republicans so he can get political advantage in the next election. >> the white house says that the president is simply following through on his promise to have a plan of his own ready to go if congress fails it act. >> we are doing exactly what we said we'd
the true color of mr. mccain's feelings about life and values when that right wing crowd inevitably turns on his friend. >> yeah. >> and you know they will. >> they will. >> and they go to graham in the next primary fight in south carolina and he will have to stand up for his friend. >> thank you. >> coming up, are you now or have you ever been, those were the words that define the red baiting mccarthy era of politics in the '50s and ted cruz of texas demonstrated he would be comfortable having those words spill out of his mouth. guilt by innuendo guy. can president obama beat the nra? wayne lapierre's rantings about a world without gunses are easy to lampoon but may have the votes and support to block the real legislation. illinois has moved a step closer to becoming the next state to approve gay marriage. observers are worried right now they're losing the culture war on that front. for once i think they're right. and watergate, water hyphen gate. marco rubio's water bottle moment may be the image that haunts him. some of the other moments that fairly or not have come to define some po p
. the presiding officer: the objection is heard. the senator from arizona. mr. mccain: mr. president, obviously we regret there's not been able to reach an agreement. i'm especially disappointed that we are unable to consider the ayotte amendment which is an alternative to the sequestration, a flexibility of sequestration which still sooner or later have the same draconian effects on our national security. i also would point out to my colleagues that what we're about to go through is in some respects a charade because we know that the proposal on that side will not succeed with 60 votes. the proposal on this side will not succeed with 60 votes. meanwhile the clock moves on until some time tomorrow night. some of us warned for a long time about the effects of sequestration. and if we want to have a blame game, then i'll take blame. everybody take blame. but isn't it time that we prevented what our military leaders in uniform who have made their careers and their lives serving and sacrificing for this country say would harm and inflict terrible damage on our ability to defend this nation, our inabil
? mr. mccain and his buddy senator graham met with the president on immigration reform head. mccain said the president, quote, understands what we are dealing with. graham called it one of the best meetings i have ever had with the president. this isn't candid camera. it's senator mccain and graham. no gop reversal has been more dramatic than health care. >> we are not going to implement obama care. we are not going to expand medicaid. >> that's mr. scott, one of the eight gop governors signed on to the president's medicaid expansion. the key part of this health care will be implemented. this is progress. it hasn't been easy. at times, it's been down right messy. but you better believe, it's progress. it's a win. joining me now is richard wolffe and angela. thank you both for coming on the show tonight. >> thank you. >> it's a hard sell but republicans seem to crumble on a bunch of these issues. what's going on? >> they are picking fights they cannot win. they are picking fights about defense secretary who is always going to have enough votes. yes, they mess around with him. he
, because he stopped hanging out with the cool kids? what is this? high school? i'm sorry mr. mccain's feelings got hurt, but it's to reason to block a vote on national security, especially when he promised not to. >> we've never filibustered a presidential candidate and i don't think we should start here. >> that was sunday. but just four days later, mccain said no to holding a note on hagel. he broke his promise, he filibustered. john mccain obviously still had some sour grapes with chuck hagel, but he's really trying to get back at the man who beat him in 2008. this is all about trying to settle scores with president obama. joining me now is former pennsylvania governor, ed rendell. governor, is this all about losing to the president? >> sure it is, rev. and the best proof of it is it has nothing to do with chuck. giving answers on benghazi should have no answers. it's simply what mccain said in 2006. after hagel had been a republican, said things about president bush, john mccain said, and i know you put up the quote before, i would be honor today have chuck hagel as my secretary
republicans these days, but as to whether mr. mccain will support his one-time friend, well, that remains a bit of a mystery. >> we've still got some more information. >> are you going to support him for defense secretary? >> i will see the rest of the answers to his questions, but certainly i have very grave concerns. i think we need some more information. >> of course, senator lindsey graham brings up an excellent point, one i'm sure more republicans will soon be asking, why stop at chuck hagel? >> i don't think we should allow brennan to go forward for the cia directorship, hagel to be confirmed as secretary of defense until the white house gives us an accounting. yes, i'm going to ask my colleagues just like they did with john bolten, joe biden said no confirmation without information. no confirmation without information. >> right. i mean, no one at the white house is answering any of these important questions about benghazi. i mean, apart from hillary clinton, leon panetta, chuck hagel, john brennan, and the president, of course. in fact, republicans would be wise to heed the words o
of mr. mccain's feelings about life and values when that right wing crowd inevitably turns on his friend lindsey graham. and you know they will. >> they will. >> they will. >> it will go to graham in the next primary fight in south carolina, and he will have to stand up for his friend. that's when we'll know. >> and we will see that. that's why the bed you make right now, you're going to have to lie in it, and there's going to be a lot of lonely republicans -- >> a lot of fleas. >> and a lot of lonely republicans. the point i take issue with with what the senator said, hagel offended the party. he's not running for the nomination of the party. he's not running for anything within the republican party. this is an appointment to be secretary of defense. and so all of the arguments that are being put up there against him make no sense because -- >> do you think there was a moment of odd candor? why would he admit that? >> remember, that was a party call at that time where the white house and the senate leadership needed everyone to rally around the direction they were taking, and he stood a
of this nation. not in its vupt viewpoints. the real straight talk from mr. mccain is that congress people are bought and sold by lobbyists all day every day. that's straight talk. if he would have said that to the woman whose son was lost in the aurora massacre, i would have a lot more respect for what he's talking about. at the end the day we have to have a public dialogue that can be more encouraging for your elected officials. if we go the route mccain is talking about, there's no pressure on them to ignore the lobbyists or push back against the lobbyists that are controlling the ways in which they're voting. the only reason we can say there's not going to be a ban is because the lobbyists are controlling too much of what's going on in the capitol. >> let's talk about the cost of doing nothing. just in the last 24 hours, police near dallas have reported that a 3-year-old boy was shot in the head and killed in what appeared to be an accidental death. there's no word yet on who fired the fatal shot but police say that both of the child's patients we parents were at home at the time. in c
-- that we could vote. mr. mccain: on behalf of senator grassley and probably to his dismay, i call up the grassley amendment. the presiding officer: cloark cloark -- the clerk will report the amendment. stroik. the clerk: strike all after the enacting cause and insert, mr. mccain: i ask unanimous consent further reading be dispensed with. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. leahy: i ask the yeas and nays. the presiding officer: is there a sufficient second? there appears to be. the clerk will call the roll. vote: the presiding officer: are there any senators in the chamber wishing to vote or change their vote? seeing none, the yeas are 34, the nays are 65. the amendment is not agreed to. the majority leader. mr. reid: a few minutes ago, senator carl levin cast his 12,000th vote. so it's my honor to say a few words about carl levin. he's served the state of michigan for 35 years, longer serving senator in the history of that state. and during his 35 years in the senate, he has been known as a workhorse. when you have a problem and you want somebody to look it over and underst
for more than 700,000 civilian workers john mccain called unconscionable, demanding mr. obama lead. >> the president should be calling us over somewhere, camp david, the white house, somewhere and us sitting down and trying to avert these cuts. >> reporter: but even within the republican party, many are questioning how bad the cuts will be, accusing you the president of exaggerating the consequences. >> to not cut 2.5% out of the total budget over a year when it's twice the size it was ten years ago, give me a break. >> reporter: still, at this ship yard in norfolk, virginia, 1600 letters warning of possible pink slips are already in the mail, while workers wait for washington to act. >> guys really need to put their heads together and figure something out. >> you know, they take this away, a lot of people are going to be hurt. >> reporter: a looming crisis underxbird virginia's republican governor. >> sequester was put in place to be a hammer, not a policy. now here we are a week away. find another way to do it and get it done now. >> reporter: tonight, many of the nation's govern
and it's really a shame. >> thank you for your testimony. thank you, mr. chairman. >> senator mccain. >> thank you, mr. chairman. i think witnesses for being here in their service to the country. it's kind of what you say an orwellian experience here we are looking not feaster conan cuts already some of the manifestations of the requirements have taken place. meanwhile it's a day after north korea tests another nuclear weapon. iraq is unraveling, iranians just rejected the vice president's proposal for one-on-one talks concerning nuclear weapons. libya is obvious, mali, egypt in a state of unrest, now tunisia. we're probably the more unsettled. since the end of the cold war they certainly have ever seen. would you agree with that assessment? >> i absolutely agree. >> meanwhile, signal we send to the radiant is don't worry this aircraft carrier is not coming. this is really a disconnect, the likes of which i have never seen before. now i want to talk about the sequestration because senator graham, senator ayotte and i traveled around warning about the effects of sequestration. we went
are going to move forward with the earned legalization program. this is something that mr. mccain walked away from in 2007. no other republican said in such a significant way. we have made enormous gains in terms of controlling the border and interior controls in the united states. we have removed 400,000 people per year from the interior of the united states. an important measure at levels we have not seen since the early 1970's. the shedding -- the senate package speaks directly about the future workers. the bill will allow when the circumstances dictate to bring workers legally in the united states as a means of not enticing workers to hire people without the right to work. host: i want to talk to you about a house -- a house proposal put forth. our guest is demetrios papademetriou, the founder of the migration policy institute. are there lessons from the passage of the last major immigration bill? jerry is joining us from rhode island. caller: i would like to make an informed comment on the different laws that were passed. i can go from experience. i grew up in a city that had quite
are required under those rules and that's why even senator mccain, mr. personal grudge, had to rebut senator cruz. it goes to something larger and something we have talked about on this show and we had some big disagreements. i had a big exchange with jonathan alter about susan rice' n rice's nomination. mr. alter was saying you have to move on sometime. susan rice wasn't a battle worth fighting. what i said now and obviously i'm biased, but i think history has born out that i was right. what i said then was it's not about the nominee. they are looking for certain fights and they will go at anyone, chuck hagel, a conservative red state republican to them is as objectionable and terrible and bengha benghazi-related as susan rice. the president should learn well from this experience. should nominate fewer republicans, should pick the original picks whoever they may be, susan rice is still on the team. she can be picked later -- >> and stick with them. >> they will fill biser anyone. stick with them and ride right over them. >> i'm not sure about that, ari, because this is not an instructive mo
will call the roll. quorum call: quorum call: quorum call: mr. mccain: i ask that further proceedings under the quorum call be suspended and i be allowed to address the senate as if in morning business. the presiding officer: without objection, so ordered. mr. mccain: this past year, our national debt passed a staggering $16 trillion, more than $51,000 for every man, woman and child in america. and today several very serious fiscal matters that would seriously impact the department of defense and the u.s. defense industrial base, including budget sequestration, the debt limit, and disposition of a defense budget for fiscal year 2013 remain unresolved. underpinning all of these matters is the larger issue of why the culture of how the department of defense does business must change. while daunting, this question provides us with a valuable prism through which senator hagel's nomination, now pending consideration by the armed services committee, should be considered. by culture, i mean that the mind-set for years that has pervaded how the department of defense buys goods and services and mana
of the republican party, mr. mccain and mr. sessions, both voted for this man whose character they dealt huge blows during the debate. but besides that, i think there's plenty of room for both sides to reason by come to terms and stop the character assassination and stop the putting at risk say, for example, the millions of veterans who are entitled to their health care by causing the pentagon possibly to have to reduce or eliminate tricare funding. that's just unconscionable to me. >> host: on the issue of blame that gregory kind of gets into, washington post poll out today asked about a thousand people about where they would assign blame in this sequester issue. 45% assigning it to congressional republicans, 32% to the president, another 13% assigned it equally between the two. about five more minutes of your calls, and we'll be back to the u.s. senate at 2:15 eastern. in california, rodney's on our democrats' line. >> caller: yes. i question the legality of the sequester agreement, because to my understanding sequester is to hold property by judicial authority. the property we're talking about h
. interesting. mr. broomhead, when you had john mccain on your program after that, was he upset by the meeting? what was his attitude? >> no, he actually was laughing about it. he said he loves the town hall setting. he expected it to be a bit contentious and he wants people to be respectful. but does he these all the time here and he enjoys the back and forth. >> bill: but there is a crew in america that basically doesn't want immigration reform. they want to round up 11 million people and deport them to their home countries, which is pretty much impossible. it's never going to happen. when they call your show, mike, do you challenge them on that, say, look, we got to be realistic, you're not going to be able to deport 11 million people and the federal government isn't going to try to do it? >> i agree with you wholeheartedly. the issue is, when you talk to people like that, they're not necessarily looking for solutions. their anger is justifiable. >> bill: they just want to vent. >> exactly. it's a vent. >> bill: is it a legitimate beef in arizona which has suffered under the illegal alien c
in boston hi rob. >> caller: good morning, mr. mccain contradicts himself now within the same sentences. because it be that he has the same problem that reagan had when he left office. >> stephanie: i don't know if it is that or just rage. >> he has always been a rage-filled person. >> stephanie: corky in long island. welcome. >> caller: you can't get them get away with this. you have john boehner on tape saying i got 98% of what i wanted. >> stephanie: that's right. bragging about it. >> caller: that leaves obama 2% at fault. so somebody can't do their math. >> we're not letting them get away with that. >> caller: you got to hammer that tape. >> stephanie: get on that. [♪ "world news tonight" theme ♪] >> stephanie: the president talking about the rich paying their fair share. facebook will get a refund this year. it made $1.1 billion in profits, and they will be receiving a federal tax refund. one of our most successful companies not paying a dime in taxes, gawker writes yes please, let's cut medicare. that's the thing that is broken. now. (vo) she gets the comedia
in the circumstances. it is a shame. 63 for the testimony. >> senator mccain. >> thank you mr. term and and all of the witnesses for being here on the service to the country. it's kind of what you say kind of an orwellian experienced. we are looking at these draconian cuts already some of the manifestations of the requirements of taken place. meanwhile lit is a day after the north korea tests and other nuclear weapons. iraq is unraveling. the irony is just rejected the vice president's proposal last weekend for the one-on-one talks concerning the nuclear weapons, libya is obvious, egypt and the state of unrest and now to nisha we are in a more unsettled period since the end of the cold war than i've ever agreed. have you ever believed -- would you agree with that assessment? >> absolutely. >> the signal that we are sending as don't wear this aircraft carrier is not coming. this is really a disconnected the likes of which i've never seen before. i want to talk about the sequestration because the senator and i travel around the country worrying about the effects of the sequestration. we looked a
think things will continue to move in the right direction. >> thank you mr. chairman. >> senator mccain. >> thank you mr. chairman and thank you to the witnesses and their wonderful wives for their service to our country. we are very proud to have you certainly in such positions of responsibility. general austin and general rodriguez, general rodriguez he recently served in afghanistan as a commander of the international joint command with isaf and i will ask you both the same question. the president has announced 34,000 troops more than half of our force will return home by the end of the year. was this recommendation via the chairman of the joint chiefs? was this a recommendation by the military? >> senator, i don't know what the specific recommendation was. as i understand it -- >> no one has told you or general rodriguez? >> no sir i was not a part of that process. studies so you are excluded from knowing the recommendations of the military? given the new responsibilities you have? >> i was not included in that process. >> did either of you recommend this option? >> no sir. >> in yo
's the bottom line, and the message was delivered by mr. straight talk, john mccain, yesterday. ultimately, hagel's issues with his former gop colleagues are simply personal. >> there's a lot of ill will towards senator hagel, because when he was a republican, he attacked president bush, mercilessly, at one point said he was the worst president since herbert hoover. said that the surge was the worst blunder since the vietnam war, which is nonsense. and was very anti-his own party and people. people don't forget that. >> there you go. a delay is never a good thing, because it does give hagel's opponents additional time to try to torpedo his nomination. the fact that hagel essentially got 59 votes, including four from republicans, suggest that he's likely to be confirmed when this vote comes up again on february 26th. the fact is hagel's going to be a weakened secretary of defense in all of this. is that damage temporary or permanent? yesterday also highlighted a growing problem with the gop, that they are dealing, and one many republicans outside of d.c. fret about. it's clear what the gop
on the issue came from the outstretched hands of john mccain and lindsey graham, tough critiques of mr. obama's foreign policy. >> sent me a good immigration bill in the next few months and i will sign it and america will be better for it. >> also, a star opportunity at uc berkeley unveiled his status as an illegal immigrant. now congress is considering a law that would allow students like himself a bath to citizenship but critiques say it may encourage i will legal i'm sorry. >>> today pope benedict xvi pleased thousands of pilgrims from his window at st. peter's square. >> cbs reporter samey johnson explain why some think the pope should not participate. >> reporter: there is much debate on who will replace pope benedict xvi, stepping down due to health. the papal's conclave is a closed-door conference. among the 100-plus cardinals to attend, cardinal mahoney. cath likes united, with 50,000 members, make up the national group with 1,600 here in los angeles. they oppose cardinal mahoney taking part in the conclave given the church sexual abuse scandal. >> it is unbelievable that he woul
. when something happens it is a far different situation. >> senator mccain. >> mr. chairman and secretary panetta i joe lane with others to thank you for your many years of service service, it has been an honor to have known you and appreciate your of leadership of the department of defense and i'm sure you will continue to contribute in the future. we will miss you. general dempsey, just going over your written statement and i have to limit it is one of the more bizarre statements i have seen in this committee. talk about benghazi we position forces in a way informed by inconsistent with available threat estimates than say military was appropriately responsive even though seven hours passed and to americans died. then we did what our posture in capabilities allowed. there is a base an hour and a half flight on crete and forgot the play and i took when i went to benghazi including all of those factors on the board there was an urgent message sent back to the state department august 15 kovach the consulate could not withstand a sustained attack from a september 11th. i will a
to the resistance in syria. did you support that? >> we did. >> you did support that? >> we did. >> thank you, mr. chairman. >> that plan did not go forward. senator mccain later released a statement today. he urged president obama to take action to end the conflict in syria. >> chandra levy, that is the game in a brings up memories for many in our area. she's the washington intern who was murdered, whose body turned up in rock creek part in 2002, a year after her disappearance. today her convicted killer returned to the court for a hearing that could potentially lead to a new trial. news4's pat collins is live at d.c. superior court to explain why. pat? >> reporter: there's a problem in the chandra levy case, but tech be weeks before we know what it is. ingmar guandique, looking older, with a shorn head with a toad that that prosecutor described as the face of the devil. two years ago he got 60 years for the murder of chandra livy. guandique, back for hearings that could give him a new trial. sources tell news4 there's new evidence in the case, evidence that could taint the testimony of one of t
. >> the president says we have to have another tax increase in order to avoid the sequester. well, mr. president, you got your tax increase. it is time to cut spending here in washington. >> reporter: also today, president is scheduled to meet with republican senators lindsay graham and john mccain. now, both have been outspoken critics of cuts to the defense department. now, the meeting is supposed to be about immigration reform and the republicans' plan that they are working on. we do think perhaps it will provide an opening for at least some conversation to begin about these cuts. back to you. >> we certainly hope so. >> thank you. >>> new this morning, in even egypt, a hot air balloon crash has killed 18 people and injured three others. a hot air balloon caught fire and crashed into a sugar cane field. the victims are from france, britain, japan and hong kong. three survivors were taken to a local hospital and it is one of the worst accidents involving tourists in egypt. >>> also new this morning, the u.s. supreme court takes up the question of dn actual sam peopling to help involve crimes.
the way in 2010. he refused to call himself a maverick. he ran from the john mccain of 2008 and 2000 and 1996. and now he's kind of in a corner. >> he's the guy to get off my lawn, mr. wilson in dennis the menace? >> they have been many john mccains. >> which one do you like? >> david and i have probably covered most of them. >> which one do you like? >> 2000 was mccain at his best. >> he was up against w. >> he was up against w., which brought out the best of his reformist instincts and the best -- the best side of his anti-establishment instincts and he was terrific. >> best town meeting we ever had back in those days, those wonderful big town meetings was auburn. >> well, new hampshire, chris, i remember one in new hampshire, a thousand people showed up and they were a thousand reasonable people. >> yes. >> that because bush was on one extreme and other people around there. that was the mccain we liked. >> you said something usually brilliant by you, which is that he personified the schizoid nature of the republican party. he tries to be part of the governing of the united states.
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